Aman posted a picture of the Freightliner on the farm's Facebook page, to which a cousin said "always the first thing you buy after getting an STS combine - A Bigger Truck"
The only problem with that truck is by itself it's just a large lawn ornament. However, when you add this 38 ft Mauer hopper bottom trailer it becomes something usable.
So we've upgraded out fleet from a 37 year old 10 gas engine Ford wheeler
and a 31 year old gas engine Chevrolet 10 wheeler
to a '99 FL112 Freightliner with an '02 38 foot Mauer trailer.
Plus we have the '97 IH 8100 tractor and '04 22 foot Jet
and of course the Big Blue '90 Kenworth tandem.
Technically we still have the Chevy, but there is a buyer coming Friday And if he doesn't buy it the plates are good until June 30.
So we have upgraded from 2 trucks over 30 years old to one 12 years old, the oldest in the fleet being 21, stayed about the same capacity, and lowered our license plates expense about $500.
I think Dad would approve.